Lunch Packing for 2, 4 or 28. Here is how!

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Would you get overwhelmed if you had to pack a lunch for 28? Don’t worry, I don’t pack this many every day but I’m going to show you how easy it is to pack a lunch for 2, 6 or 20!

I recently volunteered to make lunches for a school that is in the poorest, most diverse neighborhood in the entire county.

The thought of making 28 lunches could seem daunting but I’m here to tell you, with a little preparation and helpful ideas from the MOMables menu plan, it went very smooth!

My daughter and I always bake together on the weekends.  This allows me to be prepared and have ready-made snacks and breakfast items that will suit her gluten-free diet.

We baked up a batch of chocolate chip mini chocolate zucchini muffins. They were perfect for a treat in the lunches for the school!

A small amount of time baking = Easy, healthy treats for desserts, whether just your family for the week or to share! Not to mention the bonding time in the kitchen, as well as it being educational teaching her fractions and how to read recipes.

We also made MOMables style Pinwheels for the lunches. A flour tortilla, cream cheese, oven roasted deli turkey and roll! Little Miss and I prepared these the night before since they are simple to make.

Tip #1:  Set up an assembly line for each step.  Instead of making each individual pinwheel, make all of them at the same time. 

By spreading all the lunchboxes out on our dining table, we were able to quickly fill the EasyLunchBoxes containers with Veggie Straws, fruits, and carrots with dip.

Tip #2:  Sandwiches, wraps, pinwheels and many other items are easier to slice cleanly after chilled for at least an hour -or the next morning.

Thanks to my MOMables subscription, making lunches every day for my daughter takes minutes! If I can do it for 28 people anyone can do it for their family! Having a plan, a shopping list and a make-ahead tips section saves a lot of time!

Tip #3: Make lunches ahead of time.  Most menu items give tips on keeping the items fresh and reheating suggestions. If you’re able to prepare your menu items, say Sunday afternoon, for the week it can save you time and energy during your busy work week!

Tip #4: Incorporate leftovers.   Another reason MOMables saves me time and money is because they tell me in the menu if I will need chicken, rice or pasta for a menu item.  I can easily cook it at the same time I’m making dinner for my family!

Healthy lunches for one or 28, it all comes down to planning! Let MOMables help you get the most out of your time and energy so your family can have the lunches they deserve.

Tip #5: Plan year round.  Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean your kids aren’t eating lunch!  Even with hectic summer schedules, fresh is still best.  Between June 25th and August 10th, MOMables will share 3 fresh dinner ideas and 2 lunch options your family will love.

Planning during the summer helps avoid costly convenience foods and unhealthy drive-thru meals.   As always, your weekly download will be filled with prep-ahead tips, 5 meals and a convenient shopping list.

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